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From the Dreyfus Affair to the World Today

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Historical events do not occur in a vacuum. Such is the case of the Dreyfus Affair, where the connection between Captain Alfred Dreyfus, Emile Zola, and Hannah Arendt is fused by the events of the early 20th century. The informative...
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Constitutional Amendments And Gay Marriage

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Upper graders critically examine the history and process of amending the U.S. Constitution in light of the current issue facing the courts on legalizing gay marriage. They read a variety of articles, watch news clips, and develop a...
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Arab Spring: Unrest in the Middle East, 2011-2012

For Students 7th - 12th
The conflict in the Middle East is a hot topic that can be somewhat confusing. In order to better grasp the who, what, where, when, and why of this world affair, learners fill out a chart. They record basic facts about each country...
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Country Comparisons in Current Events Class

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
Students collect political, socioeconomic, geographical, and other data about 10 countries and record their data in a spreadsheet. The information is used to fuel current events discussions.
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Africa Today

For Teachers 8th - 10th
If you have already studied current social and political troubles facing Africans today, then this slideshow is a perfect complement. Using prior knowledge, learners review some of the major issues currently affecting people in Africa....
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Currents Challenge

For Students 9th - 12th
In this science worksheet, students read the article related to currents and complete the exercises that are multiple choice and short answer.
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Primary Source Worksheet: Grant E. Hamilton, “I Rather Like That Imported Affair”

For Students 8th - 11th
Political cartoons are primary source documents and learning to read them can be a challenge. Challenge the reading skills of your class with a political cartoon featuring rough and ready, Teddy Roosevelt. 
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Conflict & Cooperation

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Considering such conflicts as the Vietnam War and the war in Afghanistan, what motivates nations to cooperate? Your class members will analyze past and current international events in order to understand the types of conditions and...
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Can Peace Prevail?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine terrorist attacks in Amman, Jordan, and consider how events like these affect the global war against terrorism. They write reflective pieces exploring their own opinions about terrorism and the state of current affairs...
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Federal Indian Policy --Self Determination

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore Native American self determination. In this Native American history and writing lesson, students discuss and summarize the main points of the Self Determination Act after viewing an interview of a current Montana...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Charisma vs. Experience

For Students 9th - 12th
Which is more important for a president: experience or charisma? Scholars consider this as they analyze 2 political cartoons in this analysis handout. Background information gives context through a quote from The Telegraph, and 3 talking...
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The Hispanic World

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Go on an electronic field trip. Discover Spanish-speaking countries through Internet exploration. Students participate in a whole group discussion to general knowledge about the location, cultural background, independence and current...
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Doing the Honours

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students investigate the actions of British political parties. In this current events lesson plan, students research the listed Web sites that include information about political party fundraising and peerage. Students also report on...
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Forbidden Faces: Effects of Taliban Rule on Women in Afghanistan

For Teachers 9th Standards
The rule of the Taliban and America's war on terror are major issues in today's international affairs. Help acquaint your learners with the Taliban and its rise to power, dispel common misconceptions, and study the effects of their rule...
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Floods

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the devastation floods may cause. In this current events lesson, students analyze a photograph of a flood scene to determine what was taking place when the photograph was taken. Students respond to the provided...
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Breaking News English: English Soccer Boss in World Cup Scandal

For Students 5th - 10th
In this English worksheet, students read "English Soccer Boss in World Cup Scandal," and then respond to 1 essay, 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 10 true or false questions about the selection.
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Breaking News English: UN Secretary-General Announces Female Deputy

For Students 5th - 10th
In this English worksheet, students read "UN Secretary-General Announces Female Deputy," and then respond to 9 short answer, 19 matching and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
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Breaking News English: Bolivian Leader to Halve Own Salary

For Students 5th - 10th
In this English activity, students read "Bolivian Leader to Halve Own Salary," and then respond to 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
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Breaking News English: Bolivian Leader to Halve Own Salary

For Students 5th - 10th
In this English worksheet, students read "Bolivian Leader to Halve Own Salary," and then respond to 1 graphic organizer, 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
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Breaking News English: Ireland 'No' Vote Plunges EU into Crisis

For Students 5th - 10th
In this English instructional activity, students read "Ireland 'No' Vote Plunges EU into Crisis," and then respond to 1 essay, 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
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Breaking News English: Vietnam Illegally Logging Laos Forests

For Students 5th - 10th
For this English worksheet, students read "Vietnam Illegally Logging Laos Forests," and then respond to 2 graphic organizers, 47 fill in the blanks, 7 short answers, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
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Breaking News English: Australia's Death Row Plea to Singapore

For Students 5th - 10th
In this English activity, students read "Australia's Death Row Plea to Singapore," and then respond to 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
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Breaking News English: Corruption Widespread in 70 Countries

For Students 5th - 10th
In this English worksheet, students read "Corruption Widespread in 70 Countries," and then respond to 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
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Breaking News English: New Zealand's Election Terror Scare

For Students 5th - 10th
In this English worksheet, students read "New Zealand's Election Terror Scare," and then respond to 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.